The United Nations Safety Council unanimously accepted this Friday a decision on equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, together with in battle zones.
Final week, Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard requested the UN to begin the accelerated distribution of vaccines through COVAX and the Pan American Well being Group supported the Mexican proposal.
“It’s true that the multilateral COVAX mechanism is a basic, modern and extraordinary device, however we should additionally acknowledge that it has been inadequate to date and that the state of affairs we wished to keep away from is being confirmed.
« So far, no vaccines have been distributed through this multilateral mechanism. We urge international locations to keep away from the hoarding of vaccines and speed up the primary phases of COVAX deliveries, and privilege the primary deliveries to international locations with fewer sources », Ebrard argued.
The decision calls on all member states to assist ceasefires to enable vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 in battle zones, and likewise requests to finance the COVAX initiative and embody refugees in nationwide vaccination applications.
The World Well being Group known as, after the UN decision, for extra steps in access akin to exempting the mental property of vaccines.